Goucher Takes First Place in 11 Events

Goucher Takes First Place in 11 Events

4 x 800 Unit Breaks School Record with 10:11.24

May 5, 2007 

TOWSON, MD — Goucher produced the first-place performers in 11 of the 17 events — and its 4 x 800-meter relay team set a new school record and established a Gopher Stadium record — at today's Goucher Invitational.

Sheba Newman-Blount (Lanham, MD/Bishop Ireton) was responsible for four of those event-winning efforts as she crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter dash (:13.51), 200-meter dash (:28.60) and 100-meter hurdles (:18.70), and also generated the top performance in the long jump (13-feet, 11.5-inches). She also ran a leg on the victorious 4 x 400-meter relay that turned in a time of 4:28.38.

In the 4 x 800 event, the foursome of Marisa Long (Hampton Bays, NY/Sachem), Fraley Coles (The Plains, VA/Highland School), Amy McLellan (Brewster, MA/Nauset Regional) and Rachel Boss (Keene, NH/Keene) finished in 10:11.24.

Coles and Boss both placed first in an individual event: Coles in the 1500-meter run (5:21.78) and Boss in the 400-meter dash (:62.70).

Goucher's remaining first-place performances came from Becky Foner (Cape Elizabeth, ME/Cape Elizabeth) in the 800-meter run (2:42.52), Kate Young (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) in the 5,000-meter run (21:52.16) and Britt Honbarrier (Raleigh, NC/Ravenscroft) in the 10,000-meter run (46:26.73).

The meet was a non-scoring event.